The grave markers depicted here are located in the Olathe, Kansas, Desoto, Kansas and Lawrence, Kansas [Oak Hill] cemeteries. Lawrence is probably best remembered for the Quantrill raid and massacre of the men and boys of the town slaughtered by Quantrill’s Irregulars during the Civil War. The town was burned to the ground and most of those killed are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in a mass grave.
If those people killed in the Quantrill raid had survived they might have accomplished great things. Some might have been able to be part of the Wounded Knee incident. As the song says, “Only the good die young.”